Snowden asks Putin LIVE: Does Russia intercept or store comms?
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Everyone who has read MAD magazine remembers “Spy vs Spy” slapstickish antics.
Always thought it was a a caricatured “us vs them” Cold War cartoon.
In this newer version they bring it close to home with the revelations of Obamas massive surveillance network used to spy on ordinary Americans telecommunications & computer activity as well as world
Also spawned a video game:
In this spy vs spy exchange, Snowdon briefly “interviews” Putin via videolink.
Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn’t Do Mass Surveillance
by Mark Memmott
April 17, 2014 7:55 AM ET
[..[exchange between the young American who has leaked information about U.S. surveillance efforts and the Russian leader came during Putin’s annual appearance on Russian TV in which he takes questions from the public. Snowden, who has been given temporary asylum in Russia, connected via video link and asked Putin: “Does Russia intercept, store or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals?”
Putin began his response by telling Snowden that “you are a former agent, a spy. I used to work for an intelligence service [the KGB]. We are going to talk one professional language.”
More, slightly expanded version
Wowza. Sounds like Vlad is impressed with the fledgling spy which takes some doing — and looks kinda like a job offer. Rollin with the big dog(s) now. Interestingly, Vlad loves his best friend Koni, the oh-so familiar dog who accompanies him on state visits as well as inside the visits including the sit-down with vistitee.
Softer side of Vlad: